Keeping busy…

Hello, I hope that you are staying inside and keeping safe.

Here are some quilts that I completed for clients within the last month.

Joan’s Quilt

Joan made this cute panel into a baby quilt for her new grand daughter. The animals

are very sweet and the fabric is gorgeous!

I stitched around all the animals and the blocks. The outer border received leaves .

Joan’s Quilt

Its funny that these two quilts were made by two different ladies with the same name:”Joan.”

I just realized that as I loaded the pictures for this blog post. It made me laugh. Yes, I am

easily amused.

A Charity Quilt

These quilts that are made by Joan are given to charity. She is a very generous person.

If you have any scrap fabric you would like to get rid of, I know a lady that I could pass it

on to and she would be very happy to receive it and sew it up into a charity quilt.

The Backing

The backing of the quilt. I used a cream Omni thread for the backing and a light pink thread

on the front of the quilt.

Charity Quilt #2

Joan also made this quilt for charity. Love the pink color. I used a light pink OMni polyester

thread for the top and the backing.

Swirls were stitched all over the quilt. The name of the design is “Soho”

The backing

Hope you are staying inside and safe. It’s a great time to sew, quilt or learn a new

hobby or skill. I have been tying my hand at sketching something  once a day. I will have to

show you my scribbles next time.

I also quilted my first Ribbon quilt this week. I will have to show pictures of this too.

See you next week.

Happy Easter

This morning, we had another blast from old man winter. My

favorite saying is” if the weather is rotten outside, it is a perfect

day for quilting inside.”  Don’t you agree?

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Baby girl quilt

My son is heading to Thailand, this summer, with our local

Church. Fundraising is always a big part of raising money for the

kids to go, so how can I not make a quilt?

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I saw this panel at Lens Mills or Fabricland and I couldn’t resist

buying it. It is so cute. I think it is based on a book called”How

Much Do I Love You?”

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I added borders because the panel wasn’t big enough by itself. I knew

that feathers would help dress it up a little and make it a bit more

classy. I hope the receipent thinks so too.

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The backing

I has some light pink fabric that I thought would match the front

of the quilt.  Again, I think it fits and works well with the front.

I used a white polyester thread on the front and the backing of

the quilt.

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Kathy’s Quilt

Kathy made this quilt for her grand daughter who is leaving

for University in the fall. Can you guess what university she

will be attending in the fall?  What a great idea!!

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A close up of the blocks used for the quilt top itself.

I really am beginning to like words on a quilt. Maybe I am

transitioning into the Modern Quilt Movement without

realizing it.

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The back of Kathy’s quilt

Kathy pieced her backing. This is one of my favorite

techniques as well. It helps use up the left over fabric and

adds lots of interest on the back of the quilt.

I used an Omni polyester cream thread for the top and the

back of the quilt. And “Raindrops” was the name of the

overall design quilted onto the top.

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This is the picture of what I discovered in my washing

machine this week. I am attempting to teach my teenage

boys how to do their own laundry. Great idea  but sometimes

it fails miserably.

While the washing machine was spinning, the laundry soap

container fell off the machine and landed on the floor, laundry

soap flying everywhere.  The cap just happened to be left OFF

of the container. A huge puddle  was lying on the floor so

my daughter cleaned up the mess.

As a result, the towels were smothered in laundry soap and

when I washed them, this is the result of it. I had to laugh

or I would have yelled. No one was home anyways to hear

my rant.

It was funny because I cleaned the washing machine out with

a scoop. So much for teaching the kids self sufficiency.

What are your funny kid stories? I am sure that you

must have at least one to tell.

Have a great Easter.